My Road Less Traveled

Traveler. Teacher. Food lover. Happiness seeker.

Korea Likes and Dislikes So Far

So I’ve been in Korea for just over 3 months now and boy has time flown.  Even though there is still plenty of time left, the time is passing quickly and I have lots of exciting things coming up in the next few months!  I recently booked my summer vacation trip to CHINA! (Beijing and […]

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A Street-Food-Filled Day in Seoul

Last Sunday I spent the day exploring Seoul and eating my way through it. I started at Seoul station where I dropped off my bags in a locker (you can easily rent one for the day – a necessity when you want to walk around the city ‘stuff-free’) and set off on foot around the […]

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New page! New pictures!

I added a new page to my site today!  If you look at the top right you will now see a “Food, Food & More Food!” tab.  Under this section you will find pictures of just that … food!  I’m a big fan of trying new foods, and of course, taking pictures of them!  Whether […]

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My Co-Teaching Nightmare

Some of you may already know, although most of you don’t, I have unfortunately been stuck with a terrible co-teacher.  I had high hopes of coming to Korea and getting free range over my own class.  I was looking forward to really get a chance to put myself out there and try teaching on my […]

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Restored Faith in Humanity

Last week I had two humbling experiences.  Something happened that made me realize that Korea is a wonderful place with equally as wonderful people.  It completely restored my faith in humanity and reminded me that not all people in this world are solely out for themselves … a nice thing to have happen when living […]

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Best. Day. Ever.

This past Saturday was by far the best and most perfect day I’ve had in Korea so far.  Early afternoon eight of us met up at Jagalchi Fish Market, the largest fish market in Korea, with one goal in mind – sannakji aka live octopus. Saturday was a beautiful day – probably the nicest since […]

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Indian Holi Festival in Busan

Two Sundays ago (I’m a little slow at updating) a large group of us woke up early and made the long trek to Haeundae Beach for the Indian Festival of Colors, Holi. I had never participated in anything quite like it so I was pretty pumped to see what this color-throwing holiday was all about. […]

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Week 1 – DONE!

Week one is done!  There were some points when I thought I wouldn’t make it, but I’m glad I stuck it out and finally got myself all settled in my new home for the next year. The first day was pretty rough.  Between meeting my contact teacher (Lauren), finding out what part of the city […]

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Day 1 = Total Fail

Today has sucked!  :(  I literally haven’t done anything all day.  I guess this is what desk warming is all about.  I came into school and entered the (freezing) teacher’s lounge.  There was no one around so I waited awkwardly.  Finally my contact teacher came in and was excited to see me.  I was shooed […]

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Finally placed and on my way!

I’m sitting on the bus as I write this, staring out a frost covered window at the mountainous terrain that is Korea.  Let me rephrase that, the freezing mountainous terrain that is Korea.  We were informed last night, at our Farewell Dinner, that this has been the coldest February in Korea in 65 years.  Lucky […]

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